Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Change Your View
We moved a birdbath in the backyard and, by chance, I can now see the birdbath out of my office window when I am sitting at my computer (I'm watching it right now, as I type!). It's not that I didn't look out my window before. But now I am finding a whole new world to look at! Yesterday the robins decided to have a celebration! It was an amazing site to see! How can you change your view today?
Today's color challenge on SCS was a lot of fun - soft suede, certainly celery, tempting turquoise and a neutral of choice...with the added challenge to use some crimping! I had no idea how I was going to mix in the turquoise! I stamped the Bella Toile in certainly celery craft ink and then heat embossed with my heat tool and clear embossing powder. Then I used a sponge and sponged soft suede all over the embossed image and on the areas that were not embossed. I ran the tempting turquoise through the crimper to make it look a bit like ribbon and then "gathered it" using glue dots to create the folds. I even sponged a bit of soft suede to give it an aged/vintage look. Finally, I used some gold alcohol ink to change the color of my silver rimmed tag. The greeting was stamped and a little linen thread added for the finishing touch! I hope you like it!
p.s. Stampin' Up! is making a new product announcement at noon today! Can't wait to hear what it is!!